Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign Dress Goods (Customs Duty).

– in the House of Commons on 26th November 1931.

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Photo of Mr William Flanagan Mr William Flanagan , Manchester Clayton

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider the repeal of the Section of the Finance Act, 1926, which allows private persons to bring into this country foreign dresses on payment of a lower duty than that imposed on gowns intended for sale; and whether any representations have been made to him on the subject by the drapery trade?

Mr. CHAMBERLAIN:

Representations from the drapery trade on this matter have been made to my predecessors from time to time, but so far none have been received by me. I have taken note of the suggestion made in the first part of my hon. Friend's question.